Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers

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Electric Motor Winder, Maintenance Technician, Repair Technician, Service Technician

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What they do:
Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect and test equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions, or read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
  • Reassemble repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
  • Measure velocity, horsepower, revolutions per minute (rpm), amperage, circuitry, and voltage of units or parts to diagnose problems, using ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, and other testing devices.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


  • management


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work


Hand and Finger Use

  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Visual Understanding

  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • quickly know what you are looking at


  • listen and understand what people say


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • Commutator profiling software
  • Motor testing software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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